Defense firms have spent about $127 million a year on lobbyists, and $25 million per election on campaign donations.
Progressives uniting as a block to resist out-of-control military spending would be a no-nonsense exercise of raw power.
Two dozen senators have called Guantánamo a “symbol of lawlessness and human rights abuses” in a letter to Biden.
Last fall a court order ruled the Trump administration could no longer keep the rules secret or deny their existence.
Political violence in Colombia since the signing of the peace accord has in fact increased.
U.S. sanctions in North Korea weaponize human misery, hurting 25 million civilians. Biden should end this deadly policy.
Fifty House Democrats signed a letter to President Biden in March urging a significantly reduced Pentagon budget.
Practically nothing seems to get in the way of war — and specifically, the sale of U.S. war weapons abroad.
It is because we consent and pay our taxes without much thought that half the money we pay the government is for war.
Even if Biden withdraws the troops by 9/11, thousands of private contractors will remain to defend corporate profits.